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Court judgment on Arms Deal report expected on Wednesday

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver judgment on an application to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of inquiry into the controversial Arms Deal on Wednesday morning. The application was brought by civil society organisations Corruption Watch and Right2Know Campaign. In April, the Presidency said it would[…]

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People’s faith in Sars, public protector at 3-month low

The wave of judicial reviews of the public protector’s reports given by courts in setting aside her reports was alarming, Corruption Watch said. Public confidence in the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the public protector’s office is at a three-month low, just as the former recently announced the start[…]

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Corruption Watch tackles Sassa ‘irregular payments’

Corruption Watch (CW) have again taken the legal route in a bid to force the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to shed light on an alleged ‘irregular payment’ made to affiliate company, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). The organisation filed a second affidavit in September on the matter, off the[…]

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Unscrupulous activity rife amongst SGBs

Corruption within school governing bodies (SGB) is becoming an all too common occurrence according to public advocacy group, Corruption Watch, who has sought to develop education material on governance in schools, in a bid to tackle the scourge. The organization will have a keen eye on this month’s SGB election[…]

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Guptagate officers ‘scapegoats’: CW

Two defence force officers cleared of wrongdoing in the Gupta jet landing saga were used to deflect attention from President Jacob Zuma, Corruption Watch said on Wednesday. The withdrawal of the charges “confirms that they were chosen as scapegoats”, executive director David Lewis said in a statement. “The charges were[…]

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SA’s corruption index rating worrying

Transparency International’s rating of South Africa in the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) indicated a significant problem, Corruption Watch (CW) said on Wednesday. The non-profit organisation said in a statement that South Africa scored 44 out of 100, where 0 indicates a perception that a country is highly corrupt. Of[…]

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